The huge field of machine and plant engineering and construction comprises numerous areas. Depending on the task of the machines or plants, their design and functionality vary significantly. Despite the diversity, there is always one equal factor: the machines and plants must be operated and maintained. This requires catwalks, stairways and platforms.
Custom designs with Graepel gratings and perforated sheetings provide for safe accessibility and an utmost level of slip resistance in all weathers. Thanks to high-quality materials and an excellent level of rigidity, large span widths are possible without complicated frame structures. The robust surfaces guarantee a long life, also under extreme weather conditions and when aggressive substances are present; thus providing underfoot safety.
We have implemented design solutions for a variety of plants in collaboration with our customers. Graepel is primarily a supplier of stairways, catwalks and platforms, which ensure underfoot safety in plants, as well as of assemblies used in the process. We would like to present some of these projects to you.
This impressive leftover from past industrial times is now an exhibition mine. For an exciting and safe visit, more than 400 steps and many hundred square meters of Graepel metal profile gratings were installed. The components were mainly used for visitor platforms and catwalks. Type: Graepel-Universal; hot-galvanized steel.
Bröring-Landhandel operates a grain trading center in Sedelsberg. The center is very big and, in addition to the storage in the grain silos, it also allows for delivery by ship and transshipping for overland transport. Underfoot safety at this agricultural trade center is provided by numerous stairways, platforms and walkways made of Graepel metal profile gratings, type Graepel-Stabil. Another advantage especially for structures in great heights: opaque gratings help reduce safety risks such as fear of heights.
In times of rapidly increasing energy prices, cost-effective and also eco-friendly solutions are in demand for the drying of bricks. Custom solutions based on perforated sheeting by Graepel provide optimal air distribution whilst offering stability for the individual elements. Great span widths at also low material thicknesses are possible.